Feb 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog
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BI 213B - Principles of Botany

4 Credit(s)

Designed for Life Science majors. Topics: evolutionary trends of flowering plants, diagnostic characteristics of plant families, species distribution and community ecology interactions. Skills: explain phylogenetic relationship between plant groups, describe plant associations and species interaction in a variety of ecosystems, proficient use of botanical keys; ecological research that includes data documentation and analysis.

Prerequisite: BI 211  and BI 212  with a grade of C- or better or instructor consent
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Draw and describe characteristics that define the Anthophyte clade from all other plant clades
  2. Construct a phylogenetic tree showing major flowering plant clades with key characters that distinguish the each clade
  3. Discuss the trends in flowering plant evolution
  4. Explain the ecological mechanisms and selective pressures that underlay those trends
  5. Use climate and topographic maps to identify the floristic regions in Oregon
  6. Complete a descriptive report of plant community structure including plant associations, biodiversity assessment and the biological interactions that take place in a biological community
  7. Describe a plant in detail using descriptive botanical terminology
  8. Identify an unknown plant using a botanical key
  9. Identify on-sight at least 150 native and naturalized plants of Lance Co. Oregon by binomial and family, spelled correctly
  10. Identify on-sight and use of morphological characteristics approximately 40 flowering plant families by scientific name, spelled correctly
  11. Conduct plant ecology research from experimental design through data collection and analysis and final reporting

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